Meet our pPal…Keith

Meet our pPal…Keith

Keith Dye, U.S. Educational Consultant Keith has been part of the team for 13 months, and is a trombonist based in Texas who was a public school band director for 20 years. In that time Keith has directed many bands as well as being a professor of music education and administrator at Texas Tech University […]

Meet our pPal…Phil

Meet our pPal…Phil

Phil Doyle, Financial Controller Phil began working at Warwick Music in April 2014. He has worked in finance for 27 years, and during this time has worked in a broad spectrum of industries – however the manufacturing of plastic instruments has to be one of the more unusual things he has accounted for… Phil looks […]

Meet our pPal…Santa

Meet our pPal…Santa

Santa Claus, Delivery Facilitator Santa is one of our honorary seasonal staff – we only work with him once a year but it’s safe to say he works harder than the rest of the team put together. He manages to cram worldwide deliveries into the space of one night, with the help of his speedy […]

Music shop staff run half marathon to fund pTrumpets for charity

Music shop staff run half marathon to fund pTrumpets for charity

Staff from a music shop in Wales ran a half marathon to enable music education opportunities on the other side of the world. Three staff and one family member from Pencerdd Music, Penarth ran the Cardiff half marathon to raise money for the Patagonia Instrument Project, a charity set up by a group of players […]

Innovative Technology Partnership (antimicrobial technology)

Innovative Technology Partnership (antimicrobial technology)

WMG have renewed and extended the partnership with BioCote Ltd, a world leader in antimicrobial technology, for a further three years. The partnership dates from September 2014, when, with Coventry-based BioCote, WMG launched pTrumpet as not only the world’s first all-plastic trumpet, but the first trumpet with antimicrobial protection. BioCote’s silver ion additives, which are […]

New partnership with Brass Bands England to attract young players

New partnership with Brass Bands England to attract young players

New partnership with Brass Bands England to attract young players We’ve recently announced a new partnership to attract more young people to brass, alongside a nation-wide competition to engage youngsters. Working with Brass Bands England (BBE), this significant new initiative will provide a key foundation for BBE’s future strategy aimed at introducing and sustaining the […]

The Big Hub Show

The Big Hub Show

Children in a special school in Lancashire have discovered a love of performing through playing pBones! Ridgewood Community High School in Burnley, Lancashire is a special secondary school with a proud artistic ethos. They have been using pBones as part of their music curriculum and in brass club for a few years. Over the last […]

Meet our pPal…Chris

Meet our pPal…Chris

Chris Shea, Asia Sales and Project Development Manager Chris joined the WMG team 18 months ago, following 4 years working in the music industry in China. With a wealth of experience gained from 20 years working in business in the UK, Chris made a life changing move to China in 2011. Chris develops exciting and […]

Lancashire Music Service “Playworks” Brass Day

Lancashire Music Service “Playworks” Brass Day

On Sunday 29th October, approx 60 young brass players took part in a very enjoyable and exciting day of music making. The event was held at Lostock Hall Academy in Preston, from 10am – 4pm, organised by Lancashire Music Service and led by Helen Minshall. Leyland Band sponsored 3 tutors; James Nash (cornet) Ashley Jeffers […]

Meet our pPal…Steven

Meet our pPal…Steven

Steven Greenall, Chief Executive Steven gets the long service award for having been with WMG for 21 years! He started playing trombone at the age of nine, and hasn’t stopped yet… His interest in music led him to set up Warwick Music. In 2007 he was approached by Hugh Rashleigh with the idea for the […]

Farmer Derek and his pBone

Farmer Derek and his pBone

Our favourite pBone-playing farmer, the self-titled ‘Trombone Cow Guy’ Derek Klingenberg, is back with his latest YouTube video. A parody of Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’, Derek considers the effect of smartphone use on our everyday lives, particularly while out and about on the farm… if you haven’t seen Derek’s fun video, […]

Meet our pPal…David

Meet our pPal…David

David Clarke, PR and marketing David has been involved since the start of the pBone revolution, by way of a remarkable coincidence… Back then, David’s daughter was playing trumpet and cornet for Royal Spa Brass Band and regularly gave a lift to Hugh Rashleigh, who lived in the next village, to brand practice. Hugh was […]

pBuzz in Australia – meet Julie

pBuzz in Australia – meet Julie

Discover the joy of music in seconds, learn to play in minutes and enjoy for a lifetime – pBuzz, a completely new musical instrument, is now available in Australia. Originally a music publishing company, Warwick Music Group (WMG) diversified to become makers of a series of internationally acclaimed and award-winning plastic music instruments. The innovative company’s […]

Meet our pPal…Matt

Meet our pPal…Matt

Matt Pope, Operations Director Matt has been part of the WMG since 2011, and comes from a long line of musicians. He started playing the trumpet aged 13 and hasn’t put it down since. He had the privilege of playing the trumpet at the Royal Albert Hall which is a memory he’ll never forget. Matt […]

Meet our pPal…Dan

Meet our pPal…Dan

Dan Ashton, Digital Product Developer Dan has been on board at WMG for five years. He’s our webmaster; he is responsible for overseeing all of our websites and a lot of the online output. He’s done a lot of the work behind the scenes on our new pShop and has seen our offering grow from […]

Music education needs social harmony

Music education needs social harmony

The opening of the £57m state of the art flagship Birmingham Conservatoire (principal: Julian Lloyd Webber) prompted a thought provoking editorial in The Guardian. Steven Greenall, chief executive of Warwick Music Group, believes that music education needs to focus on the base of the pyramid.  Music need not and should not become the ‘preserve of […]

Meet our pPal…Becca

Meet our pPal…Becca

Becca Pope, Publishing Manager, Education Consultant, pShop Co-ordinator Becca has officially been with WMG since 2012. One of her many roles is as education ambassador for the company, which involves going into schools and the local community delivering projects and encouraging children and adults alike to join the pFamily. Becca studied trombone at the Royal […]

Little Kids Rock, Rockfest 2017

Little Kids Rock, Rockfest 2017

Little Kids Rock invited Warwick Music Group to present and participate in the 2017 Rockfest for Modern Band in Fort Collins, Colorado from the 28th to the 31st of July. In total about 400 music educators and administrators attended the conference. David Wish, the LKR Founder, and his team have already achieved exceptional results since […]

June is ‘Make Music Month’ with Warwick Music

June is ‘Make Music Month’ with Warwick Music

The team behind the world’s first plastic trombone is on a mission: to get as many people as possible to pick up an instrument for the first time – and just play! This June, Warwick Music Group wants to encourage as many aspiring musicians as possible to dedicate June as Make Music Month. WMG have […]

Learn to play trombone for Make Music Month!

Learn to play trombone for Make Music Month!

We are on a mission: to get as many people as possible to pick up an instrument for the first time – and just play! It’s all part of “make music month” – to encourage all those who’ve yet to play music to give it a go. The first-time initiative, which is focused on June, is […]